Eligard Warnings and Precautions
When you first start treatment with Eligard, your symptoms may get worse for a few weeks before they get better. In addition, your prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels will need to be monitored during treatment. Precautions and warnings with Eligard also apply to people with a history of cardiovascular problems, such as stroke, high blood pressure, or angina.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Eligard® (leuprolide acetate) if you have:
- An inability to urinate (urinary tract obstruction)
- Cancer that has spread to the spine or urinary tract
- Heart disease
- Chest pain (angina)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- A history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clots
- Osteoporosis or risk factors for osteoporosis, such as:
- A family history of the condition
- Alcohol use
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Eligard and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Eligard and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.